Passenger in hot water in South Africa over racist text message

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Just days after firebrand politician Julius Malema sparked a national outcry by labelling Indian South Africans as racists, an Indian woman has landed in hot water by using a racial slur on a passenger flight.

As previously reported by PANA, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader was quoted as telling followers that “the majority of Indians are racist”. Malema criticised Indians for identifying more with white people, saying this explained why they voted for the official opposition Democratic Alliance.

Ironically, Alochna Moodley now faces dismissal from her company after she sent a racist text message on her smart phone after boarding a Kulula flight between Johannesburg and Durban.

A black passenger reported her to cabin crew when he saw she had referred to the pilot as a “kaffir”, the most hated racial slur in South Africa. Moodley was escorted off the aircraft and the flight was delayed.

The 26-year-old Johannesburg resident admitted sending the text message but expressed anger that the passenger who reported her was watching her type. “It was a mistake on my side, I am not going to deny that I said those things,” she told The Sowetan newspaper.
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20 june 2018 10:17:54

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